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Brazil set to play Portugal in December

The governing body of Portugal rugby, the Federação Portuguesa de Rugby (FPR) has included on its calendar a home international against Brazil on December 3. The match has been listed as to be confirmed but with Brazil already going to Europe to face Germany it is just a matter of time ...

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Rugby Carries the Olympic Torch through São Paulo

Former Brazilian international fullback Sami Arap Sobrinho had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch through the streets of São Paulo. Now the president of the Confederação Brasilera de Rugby (CBRu), Arap was chosen by the organizing committee to run with the torch. Asap told reporters “the possibility to be ...

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Classifying Americas Rugby

Rugby is experiencing an explosion of participation and popularity throughout the Americas, one that is expected to see considerable growth from the Olympics. This is true both in terms of established rugby countries and those in their infancy. To better understand the current situation it is useful to define a tiered classification system ...

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Brazilian Rugby Awards

The 6th edition of the Troféu Brasil Rugby (Brazilian Rugby Awards) has seen awards given to recognize excellence in 2015. A variety of awards were given to both players and administrators, men and women and all the youth. Best Male Athlete XV – Wilton Rebolo (São José) Best Male Athlete Sevens – Lucas ...

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A ‘Great’ Americas 7s Side

With Olympic fever building by the day and the majority of sides now named, there is still the big reveal of the Great Britain team to come tomorrow. What a luxury to be able to select the best of three core sides on the HSBC Sevens Series to contest for ...

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Up and Under

Up and Under is a weekly feature on Americas Rugby News which reviews the best and worst from games involving the Americas teams over the previous week. UP Chile There were two significant breakthroughs for Chile in recent days. Firstly the sport in the country is set to be boosted in ...

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Fiji Ready to Compete for Gold in Rio

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Fiji 7’s Head Coach Ben Ryan has named his roster for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The side will be led by veteran Osea Kolinisau. Included are some of the biggest names in Fijian rugby including Leone Nakarawa and Josua Tuisova. No place, however was found for Australian Jarryd ...

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Super 8 Set to Kick-off

Brazil’s national club championship, the Super 8 is set to kick-off this weekend. Reigning champions São José will face Niteroi who are back in Brazil’s elite after winning promotion from the Taça Tupi last season. From the Vale do Paraíba in inland São Paulo state, São José enter as favorites. ...

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Australia ready for Olympic challenge

Medal contenders Australia have named their men’s and women’s teams for the 2016 Olympics. Both are expected to contend for top-three finishes, with the women heavy favorites to claim the gold after finishing first overall during the 2015-16 HSBC Sevens Series. The stars have aligned for the women, with all ...

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South Africa names Olympic 7s team

Kyle Brown will captain South Africa’s men’s 7s side at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Brown has been restored to the role by head coach Neil Powell after making Philip Snyman acting skipper for the last two stops on the HSBC Sevens Series. Powell has stuck to the men that led ...

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